News, Notes and Queries FIRST CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH COPING WITH SICKNESS: SCIENCE, CULTURE, PROFESSIONS, STATE Lunteren, The Netherlands, 5-9 September 1993 The purpose of this conference is to promote an inter-disciplinary historical approach to medicine, mainly in Europe. It is co-sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the Commission of the European Communities, and the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. The number of participants will be limited to 100. The deadline for applications is 3 months before the conference. For information and application forms, contact the Executive Director of the Programme: Dr Josip Hendekovic, European Science Foundation, I quai Lezay Marnesia, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France. Tel: (33) 88 76 71 35; Fax: (33) 88 36 69 87. Symposium STATE AND HEALTH CARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 7 May 1993 The Stichting Historia Medicinae is organizing a symposium to celebrate its 25th anniversary. For further information please contact: Dr R. B. M. Rigter, Executive Secretary, Vrije Universiteit Vakgroep Metamedica, Sectie Medische Geschiedenis, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Tel.: 020 5483338/5482700). Conference GENDER, HEALTH AND WELFARE IN BRITAIN, 1850-1950 6 November 1993 This conference is being organized by the Humanities Research Centre ofOxford Brookes University, in conjunction with the MA in Humanities. General enquiries, and offers of papers, should be directed to John Stewart, School of Humanities, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford OX3 OBP, tel. (0865) 819570. SAMUEL J. ZAKON AWARD IN THE HISTORY OF DERMATOLOGY Papers are now being called for the fifteenth annual Samuel J. Zakon Award in the History of Dermatology, open to historians and dermatologists in practice or training. Manuscripts should be submitted by 1 October 1993 to John Thorne Crissey, MD, Chairman, Samuel J. Zakon Award Committee, LAC-USC Medical Center, Room 8440, 1200 N.